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Tax-Free Internet Buys Becoming Harder to Find

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(KSL TV) The tax savings of shopping on-line are becoming harder to find.

At the urging of state governments, many major retailers now collect state sales taxes for items bought on line.

Until now, most only collected sales taxes on items shipped wihin the state were the company was located. But now, e-retailers like Target and Wal-Mart have begun collecting taxes on items shipped outside the state.

For years, states supported tax free Internet sales as a way to help nuture high-tech development. But now, with many states facing budget crisis' they are looking for the additional money as a way to fill state coffers.

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